“It’s What Dreams Are Made Of, Winning The Shootout In Front Of The Kop”

Irish U21 international goalkeeper Caoimhin Kelleher was understandably buzzing after his penalty save helped Liverpool beat Arsenal in the shootout after a crazy game at Anfield.

Making his home competitive debut, Kelleher had a tough night conceding five goals in a 5-5 draw but redeemed himself brilliantly thanks to a tremendous spot kick save from Dani Ceballos before Curtis Jones’ decisive spot kick gave Liverpool the victory.

Liverpool’s young side will now head to the last eight of the competition which likely mean another first team chance for Kelleher in the next round and speaking after the game he outlined that for the most part he found it to be “a crazy game” against The Gunners.


We spoke just before the shootout about where certain players goes, so we did our homework and then I managed to go the right way so it was good,” he told Sky Sports.

“It was a bit of a crazy one, five goal went passed and I didn’t have time to blink, some strange goals as well so it was a bit of a strange night.

“He always comes up with massive goals when you need him does Div, he was unreal, the whole team, we never died and we kept going right until the very end.

Kelleher then explained how he was feeling when Liverpool won the shootout.

“It’s what dreams are made of really, winning the shootout in the Kop, the atmosphere there at the end was unbelievable.

“I’ve never had an experience like that in my life. It was an unreal feeling, to be honest,  I can’t really describe it.”

The shootout victory caps off a brilliant week for the 20-year-old Cork native who also found himself included in the provisional Irish squad ahead of next month’s games against New Zealand and Denmark in Dublin.

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Author: Oisin McQueirns

Oisin McQueirns is a digital journalist at Pundit Arena. Massive fan of Leeds United, Ric Flair and Trusting The Process. Contact him here oisin@punditarena.com